I have just got back from a week spent at Hotel Galeon with my partner and we enjoyed it so much we didn't want to leave. The rooms were spacious, had everything you needed and very clean. The balconies were a good size and the views overlooking the sea and beach were just beautiful. The only complaint we had about the room was that there was only one pillow to each bed, but I suppose this is the case anywhere you go. The food was really good. There was always a good selection, even on the themed nights there was a good choice of other food and we always managed to find something we liked. I wouldn't reccomend the cereal at breakfast time though! Also, we didn't enjoy lunch in the main restaurant as much as dinner, but we mostly went down to the Western Saloon bar on the beach in the San Miguel Beach Club part of the resort for lunch, which was brilliant. We also loved the chinese restaurant, although when we poured the lemonade, or lemon Kas, there was bugs in it which put us off. You have to book a day in advance for the restaurants in the other two hotels, except for the Western Saloon bar, and it is quite difficult to get a table in the chinese restaurant as its very small. I loved the fact that we were so close to the beach, the Western Saloon bar is actually on it, but the steps down to the beach from Hotel Galeon are really steep and dangerous, and very difficult to walk on when drunk! There's a little gift shop actually on the site and a souvenir shop on the other side of the beach which sells english newspapers and magazines. There is a bus stop just outside the reception of Hotel Cartago (the one in the middle, reception is on the eighth floor) which takes you to different places such as Ibiza Town (which is a must) and San Antonio (although buses to San Antonio are only 2 days a week and not very good times). The price of the bus is reasonable. There is also a bus stop near the souvenir shop on the other side of the beach which takes you to other places such as Portinatx. Its really easy to get around and the island is beautiful so well worth exploring. A must-do when in Ibiza is the waterpark, Aguamar. Although its not very big, the rides are awesome and you get photo's taken on certain rides which are only 6euros to buy. The Hippy Market is another must as there are some really great stalls and live music, although make sure you take a map from the entrance as its like a maze and very difficult to find your way out without one. The evening entertainment in Hotel Galeon was mostly catered for Spanish, French and German people as there were a lot of these staying in the hotel. However, the entertainment in the San Miguel Beach Club was very good. The entertainment team, Zorro and crew, were very funny and got all the audience dancing to party dances at the end of every night. The shows were pretty good too, especially the hypnotist who was hilarious. Up until 9pm though the entertainment is all for the children, which is great if you have kids but not so great if you don't and you have to sit through the same party songs night after night. The daytime entertainment was really good too, with a different activity on every hour. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. However, we didn't think much to the Thompson reps that were there. They were never around when you wanted them and very difficult to find and weren't available to help with excursions or airport transfers. The welcome meeting in Hotel Galeon was a quick chat with just one of the three reps, whereas the welcome meetings in the other two hotels had all three reps, free drinks were provided and the meeting went on for much longer. As for the lifts that most people have complained about, we didn't have a problem with them. They are very small so can only fit 6 people in at a time, but they don't take as long as people have made out, you just have to be patient or take the stairs. The glass lift which goes down from Hotel Cartago to San Miguel Beach Club is very unreliable and kept breaking while we were there, so its probably best to walk it. The San Miguel Resort is a massive complex with lots to do so its probably best to have a good look around when you first get there as its very easy to get lost. For instance, the bus for any excursions you book picks you up outside the San Miguel Beach Club reception, but we ended up waiting at the Hotel Cartago reception! If your stuck on anything, its probably better to ask the people at reception, who are very helpful, rather than hunt for a rep! Overall we had a fantastic holiday and would definately go back and recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The services of the OLE Galeon Ibiza Hotel invite you to make the most of your holiday in Puerto San Miguel, Ibiza. Enjoy all of our services and amenities with the whole family, including children's games, sport, entertainment, gastronomy, relax... And the personalised attention you need. The OLE Galeon Ibiza Hotel is located in the north of Ibiza. It is a hotel in Puerto de San Miguel, built on a cliff overlooking the Bay of San Miguel, just a 2 minute walk to the beach and the Cave of Can Marca. From this hotel in the bay of San Miguel in Ibiza, it is possible to reach in just a few minutes by car the port of Benirras, sail to Illa Murada and arrive to the airport in 30 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galeon Hotel San Miguel
- Galeon Hotel Ibiza
- Hotel Ole Galeon Ibiza Port De Sant Miguel